The finished dress was worth it because it is very stunning. Below are some pictures of it.
The rhinestone trim is fusible. Something new but I felt it was better just to sew it on. The fabric is called Liquid Slinky Ocean Blue. It is so beautiful. It is a stretch knit. Not the funiest to work with but the greatest thing about it is it is wrinkle free! No ironing! Here is a close up of the bodice and back view:
The dress was actually supposed to have a drape but the lady who bought it asked for me to shorten it. She's a tiny little thing 5'1". I hope it fits her and that she is happy with it. After all the hours I put into the dress I will be devasted if it does not work out!